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Old 10-28-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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leather riding pants

i went and tried on pants at Cyclegear today...was looking for a pair that can zip up to my teknic jacket and make a 2 piece race suit.

they had Dainese, Frank Thomas and Alpinestars, the guy there said the Alpinestars was the least slim fitting, but i tried on the 36 wast ones and they were too tight in the thighs. the 34s i could not even get over my thighs....and i normally wear a 32 or 34 depending on the pants.

what brand of pants are going to have a bit more room in the thigh to accept a more athletic build?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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I have the same problen. Try a 36 Frank Thomas
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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Just a reminder - not all zippers will work together.

I ended up sewing in my own heavy duty zippers into my pants and jacket.
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Just a reminder - not all zippers will work together.

I ended up sewing in my own heavy duty zippers into my pants and jacket.
good thinking on that...i guess i should bring the jacket with me if i am gonna try different brands...
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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I have the same problen. Try a 36 Frank Thomas
i will have to try a diff cycle gear they only had 40 and 44 frank thomas pants lol
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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I know. I had the same issue so I ordered others on line. They dont have a 36 OL either. I guess thay are last years or something.
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I wear a 33 and I have tried on several brands and a 36 fits best.
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Check out the Teknic Chicane pant online somewhere. Its cheap and will last you a while

I have heard bad things about FT.
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Dianese have slightly more room than Alpinestars in the leg, but really not much. I ran into the same problem you did: I bought some size 40 a* pants just so I could get them over my legs, and even then they didn't fit comfortably.


If you're set on a* (I was, cuz my jacket is so they zipped together) you can do what I did: get two crappy soccer from walmart, deflate them, stuff them into the thighs, and pump them up. Leave your pants like this for a few days, and it'll make a world of difference. Eventually they'll return to their original shape, anad you'll have to repeat the process though.
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there was a post somewhere in here where the person had a suite made(leather). Take your measurements and have them made to you
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there was a post somewhere in here where the person had a suite made(leather). Take your measurements and have them made to you
there's plenty of places that do that.
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might be worth it. I think im gonna have to do it as well.
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might be worth it. I think im gonna have to do it as well.
Its definetly on my list of things for next season. Names of custom suit builders that come to mind are Barnacle Bill, NJK, and Syed. Not sure if any do just pants though
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Well my body has changed shape a lot in the past few years, lost 8+ inches in the waist, gained 2 inches in the thighs...and in the near term i expect that to continue.
I paid $170 for my teknic chicane jacket, and i figure it will last a year or so before i outgrow it, and i did not want to spend much on leather pants since i will only have them for a year or two tops...

i guess right now my best bet is to find a place with teknic pants and try em on...or order em and take a chance!
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I got mine in the mail today and they are sweet AGV for 179 shipped sz 36
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I have some FT's but they are way oversized... Once in a corner and dragging knee they stretch to where they need to be.

I also sewed the JR zipper off my older jacket to the lower FT's leathers.
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Try FieldShear. I tried on the Dainse and Astar pants at cyclegear but my calves were tooo big to even atempt to get the Astars on. I rode up to Motorcycles Unlimited to try on some of there rental suits. I now have 2 piece Fieldshear getup. The pants are size 34 and have expanison built in at the calves and thighs. My recomendation is if your looking for a 2 piece check out fieldshear first. Also get some underarmor or an under suit. These make a huge difference on getting into and out of your leathers.
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